Lippert Revolutionizes Coupling With New CURT® CrossWing Lightweight 5th Wheel Hitch
May 4, 2022
Elkhart, Ind. – Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert™) is excited to introduce its new CURT® CrossWing™ 5th wheel hitch. This new hitch provides an unmatched coupling experience while packing an extraordinary 20,000-lb. towing capacity into one lightweight hitch.
CrossWing is designed to provide a better towing experience. Unlike other lightweight hitches that have a hidden striking surface, CrossWing provides the only visible, direct-strike coupling system. This helps eliminate the need to exit the vehicle to check positioning or when coupling on uneven terrain. The head connection point will self-align with the head channel to guide the kingpin into place.
“By having the coupling surface at a 45-degree angle, we are eliminating guesswork when it comes to fore and aft visibility,” explains Shane McNallie, EVP of Sales and Customer Service for the automotive division. “When coupling, it’s easy to center your hitch to the kingpin on the horizontal plane; but from a depth perspective, it’s much harder to know if you’re positioned correctly. That’s where it makes all the difference.”
With the main body weighing only 60 lbs., CrossWing is 65% lighter than most traditional hitches and can be easily installed and removed by one person. Its high-grade steel construction and reinforced head connection point offer superior strength and durability compared to aluminum. CrossWing also ensures a smoother ride with its patent pending ShockDrop™ technology. A rubber isolator inside the head provides fore and aft articulation to prevent excess jarring and jerking.
Additionally, the coupling point offsets five inches rearward for added turning clearance. It also adapts well to a large variety of trailers with three points of height adjustment, ranging from 16-3/8 to 20-3/8 inches. Its ergonomic handle is also easily reachable for comfortable accessibility.
Finally, its premium carbide textured black finish provides lasting rust resistance. To ensure maximum protection, the CrossWing hitch has been tested for safety in accordance with SAE J2638 standards.
From over 140 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America, Africa and Europe, Lippert™ supplies a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles and prefab homes. It also operates in adjacent markets, including marine, bus, industrial vehicles and trains. Lippert™ also serves a wide range of aftermarket segments, providing high quality products for the caravanning, automotive and marine industries. With over 15,000 team members, and a diverse portfolio of best-in-class brands, Lippert™ adopts a team-based business philosophy and has proven that, by putting people first, the possibilities for growth and development are truly endless.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514